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Atwater, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Atwater had a population of 1,120 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Atwater is located at latitude 45.1355 and longitude -94.7769 in Kandiyohi County. The formal boundaries for the City of Atwater (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Kandiyohi County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,214 feet.

The City of Atwater (GNIS ID: 2394020) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Atwater population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Atwater: City of Atwater.

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Atwater, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,120
Daytime Population: Workers 315
Daytime Population: Residents 451
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 766
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 1,098
Population in Familes 892
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density2 1,082
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $50,490
Average Household Income $60,997
Per Capita Income $25,361


Total Housing Units 494 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 333 (67.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 125 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $112,500
Average Home Value $119,670


Total Households 459
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 303
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.16% -0.11%
Households -0.27% -0.13%
Families -0.4% -0.27%
Median Household Income   2.83%
Per Capita Income   3.35%

Atwater, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Atwater to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 342 62nd
Population Density # 246 73rd
Diversity Index # 410 55th
Median Household Income # 586 35th
Per Capita Income # 701 23rd

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